The highly anticipated Color of the Year for 2023 has been announced by Pantone as Viva Magenta – a nuanced hue of carmine red – or Pantone 18-1750 – is “an unconventional shade for an unconventional time”.
An unconventional shade for an unconventional time: a new vision. Color of the Year 2023: PANTONE 18-1750 Viva Magenta
As some of you are adjusting to the start of school, everyone in the design world’s sights are set on the trends that will take over in the months ahead—especially the colors we’ll be seeing everywhere next year. Sherwin-Williams is plotting a new course with its Colormix Forecast for 2023: Terra.
Presented as a collection of 40 colors spanning the spectrum of green and blue to brown, warmer neutrals, and even pops of yellow. Terra is separated into four palettes—Biome, Lore, Nexus, and Origin— collectively representing notions of connection, whether with the earth, our creative practices, ourselves, or our wildest dreams.
Our kitchens are where we cook and prepare the meals that, well, sustain us. Depending on how we perceive them, they can either be positive happy havens or the place we’re doomed to slave away in. So, I curated a collection of top kitchen trends, to help you give your kitchen the makeover it deserves.
In 2022, homeowners are looking to find the perfect appliances for their kitchen, and they’re willing to wait for it, even given the delays in shipping. If they’re waiting a while though, then those appliances must have all the features homeowners are looking for from multiple functions and smart tech to custom color choices.
In an effort to minimize visual clutter, many homeowners are turning to secondary prep spaces where small appliances and other necessities can stay out of sight. For appliances that can’t be sequestered, commercial styling and pro performance are a must as high food prices are driving consumers back to cooking at home again after a brief return to restaurant dining.
Homeowners these days are wanting to go wild when it comes to personalizing their space and they expect the same from their kitchen sink. As the most used piece of kitchen equipment, it’s not really surprising that workstation sinks, once only found in luxury kitchens, are finding their way into more homes.
Workstation sinks feature sliding pieces and inserts such as colanders, cutting boards, bins, drying racks, shelves for sponges and more. The innovative design efficiently uses space to allow users to prepare and cut food directly over the sink, also helping to avoid the spread of germs around the rest of the kitchen.
Happiness and Creativity
While the pandemic may seem to be behind us, inflation, natural disasters and war have pushed stress to alarmingly high levels. As some homeowners will continue to choose to work from home there will be a continuation of mindful tweaks to interiors. Kitchens will have more personality and personal ties to interests, hobbies and pleasures of its occupants.
Mindful Zen Kitchens
There have been a lot of philosophy trends on the radar that incorporate a way of living as well as design and aesthetic for your home over the past few years. For 2022, I’ve chosen to highlight the re-discovering of a zen approach to kitchen design as direct result of recent stressing and historically difficult times.
Although there are no strict rules to follow in a Zen inspired kitchen – which embraces a general idea of simplicity and insightfulness – a few basic principles to follow for a Zen inspired interior include the following: Stripping clutter and excessive repetition for an undistracted mind , using abundantly available natural materials and colors, as well as incorporating natural light (or lights that mimic sunlight) to let in a sense of calmness and quietness. And don’t forget the plants in your Zen Kitchen for natural air purification and inspiring calm.